January 30, 2023

Taylor Swift isn’t the one artist with larger demand than Ticketmaster can deal with. The federal government of Mexico stated it might tremendous Ticketmaster for its alleged mismanagement of ticket gross sales to Dangerous Bunny’s current live shows in Mexico Metropolis, the place a whole lot of individuals have been denied entry attributable to having “counterfeit” tickets.

Dangerous Bunny’s Mexico Metropolis live shows on December ninth and tenth have been the final two dates in his “El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo” tour, and round 80,000 individuals have been in attendance. Many extra individuals discovered themselves caught exterior the venue after being bought an “unprecedented quantity” of pretend tickets to the reveals.

“This brought on an uncommon overcrowding and the intermittent operation of our system, which generated confusion and sophisticated entrance to the stadium, with the unlucky consequence that some official tickets have been denied entry,” Ticketmaster Mexico stated in an announcement.

Regardless of this rationalization, Mexico’s Workplace of the Federal Prosecutor for the Client (PROFECO) has launched an investigation to grasp why followers have been in a position to buy “pretend” tickets from Ticketmaster’s official web site. “Ticketmaster stated they have been falsified; however they issued all of them,” Ricardo Sheffield, head of the patron safety company, stated. Based on Sheffield, PROFECO would require Ticketmaster to utterly reimburse the followers who have been denied entry to the live shows, plus present a 20% compensation. The corporate itself may even face a tremendous for overselling tickets that might complete as much as 10 p.c of its 2021 earnings.

Earlier this month, a gaggle of Taylor Swift followers sued Ticketmaster for its dealing with of the artist’s “The Eras Tour” sale, the place a crashed pre-sale prevented followers from securing tickets to her 2023 live shows. The lawsuit accuses the corporate of fraud, worth fixing, and antitrust violations. A U.S. Senate antitrust panel will examine the incident as properly.

See the place Dangerous Bunny’s El Verano Sin Ti seems on our record of the High 50 Albums of 2022.

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